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Vin Rouge

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2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118 (9th St.)
(919) 416-0406
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coming home from a long week of flights, I asked my wife to pick a nice, romantic restaurant in Durham for our dinner. She certainly did not disappoint! It was a very wonderful venue for just what I needed-a quiet evening with her and to wind down. The wait staff was wonderful and very attentive. The menu was whatever I... More 

Thank Piratesgold
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice now, both while traveling to the area for work. What a gem! We shared mussels and frites on both visits, and they plump and flavorful, with plenty of bread to soak up the sauce. Yum!! We were early enough on the second visit to take advantage of their prix fix menu. I had... More 

Thank Barbara D
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service, great drinks, incredible food. Overall wonderful! Best beef bourginon ever. Trout, little neck clams, creme brûlée -- so good.

Thank mtns2beach
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I already knew and liked Vin Rouge. This time I had dinner with a group of about twenty people, usually not the best way to have a great meal. Except that at Vin Rouge everything went perfectly well: superb food expertly served with no one left waiting in front of an empty plate while others start eating. I for myself... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually eat here at least twice a year. This time was for no particular reason. The NY strip was outstanding and so was the trout. We have never been disappointed.

Thank Rodney37
Durham, North Carolina
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Where to begin? How about outside, with not one but two lovely patios for al fresco dining. Except on this August evening, too hot and humid, so dined inside. There are, essentially, three rooms. The first, by the bar and closest to the entrance, is a lively, bistro setting. Lots of smaller tables, lots of atmosphere, lots of energy. It... More 

Thank Chrisco01
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Whenever we visit family in the area we always take the drive to Vin Rouge. Oysters, Onion Soup or Steak Frite in the evening and a fantastic brunch on Sunday. Moule Frite, Eggs Benedict a few ways, Salmon and Eggs with Salad. All fresh and prepared to order. Start with a Bloody Mary or glass of cold French Burgundy and... More 

Thank tangi1
Durham, North Carolina
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Went to Vin Rouge with our 14 year old and a friend with another 14 year old. Both boys. We ordered the Mushroom and cheese omelette and the French onion soup. 14 year old ordered French Toast. The winner, hands down, is the French Onion soup. It is truly the best I've ever tasted. Loaded with onions, cheese, and bread.... More 

Thank jgt3377
Durham, North Carolina
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235 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Just got back from the North American home of French cooking, Montreal. This place is so similar to many of the French restaurants there it's scary. Do get the onion and feta appetizer, it's served with a small salad, next time I'm going to get that along with creme brulee and call it a meal. I had the tournedos, great... More 

Thank robert r
North Carolina
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Everything about this place. Ambiance, taste, service is high end. Usually that comes with a steep price but here many of the entrees on the regular menu is very reasonable. Our one appetizer of the caramelized onion and goat cheese tart was outstanding. Should have had one each instead of shared but good things awaited so I thought. I got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
    (9th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 416-0406
Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to serving you at Vin Rouge.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?